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Demand for Fairtrade gold continues to increase in the UK

Demand for Fairtrade gold continues to increase in the UK

The latest shipment of Fairtrade gold brought into the UK was the biggest to date as demand keeps on growing. Cred Jewellery reveals last month’s import was a huge 19.1kg in weight and came from Fairtrade accredited gold mine Macdesa, in Southern Peru. This is the single biggest import of Fairtrade gold, beating the last

Chopard pledges 100% ethical gold across all jewellery by July

Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller Chopard has made ethically sourcing a top priority as it announces a rapid strategy to champion ethical practices. The brand, which was recently ranked ‘Weak’ by the Human Rights Watch in an ethics report, has revealed it is planning to transition to 100% ethically-sourced jewellery and watches by July this

REVEALED: The hidden cost of jewellery sold by 13 major brands

Human Rights Watch has today released a report scrutinizing the hidden cost of jewellery created by 13 major jewellery brands, which collectively generative over $30bn (£21bn) in annual revenue. In a report titled ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewellery: Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewellery Companies’, the Human Rights Watch has analysed

First fairtrade gold from Africa arrives in the UK

The first piece of jewellery crafted in fairtrade gold from Africa will be unveiled in London today. Champions of ethics in the industry, Cred Jewellery, will showcase a signet ring at the Goldsmiths Centre in Farringdon tonight – which has been crafted in the precious and fair metal, and designed to represent this momentous occasion.

INTERVIEW: Fair Luxury shares details about its seminar series at IJL

On Tuesday at International Jewellery London Fair Luxury will be hosting a selection of seminars. Here, Sarah Greenway, founder of Mosami and organiser of the group’s talks at the show, shares some insight into what the industry can expect from the seminar series. What do you hope visitors will take away from the Fair Luxury talks

Natalie Perry Jewellery launches with Fairtrade gold collection

New British fine jewellery brand, Natalie Perry Jewellery, has launched its debut collection, Floral Fragments. Former Facets PR junior account manager, Natalie Ball, unveiled her debut collection at the jewellery specialist agency’s Christmas in July event yesterday (July 11). Crafted in 18ct Fairtrade gold filigree and adorned with white diamonds and coloured gemstones, the debut

Liz Earle MBE Fairtrade jewellery pops up at Liberty

Liz Earle MBE is showcasing pieces from her award-winning Fairtrade jewellery collection in a pop-up window at Liberty London. The collection from the entrepreneur will be on display in the department store’s window from Monday 19 to Sunday 2 July. The floral themed window, designed to complement the botanical theme of the Fair and Fine

Retailers report ethical jewellery is increasingly popular, supplier claims

Retailers who have signed up to Hockley Mint’s Fairtrade Ambassadors Scheme are reporting a significant increase in consumer interest in Fairtrade gold, the supplier has said. British jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint launched its Fairtrade Ambassadors Scheme in June 2016 as a new initiative to encourage participating retailers to stock, promote and sell Fairtrade gold jewellery.

Editor’s View: The only way is ethics

Yesterday I attended the Fair Luxury conference at the Birmingham Assay Office and I had a fantastic time. Not only were the talks great and delivered by interesting figures, but the conversations taking place during the coffee breaks between people in our industry who are passionate about making it the best it can be were